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Welfare of dairy cow in continuously housed and pasture-based production systems



Welfare of dairy cow in continuously housed and pasture-based production systems


The {aim of this study|purpose of this study|objective of this research|goal of this study} was to {assess the effect|determine the impact|evaluate the effects|examine the impact} of{ the|} {housing systems|different housing arrangements|dwelling systems|houses} (loose vs tie-stall) on the welfare of dairy {cows and|cows as well as|cows , and|cattle and} to {test the hypothesis|verify the notion} that dairy {cows in|cows living in|cows with|cattle in} loose housing systems {have a|enjoy|are of|have} {better welfare quality|higher welfare standard|better quality of life|superior welfare rating} than those{ kept|| who are kept| that are housed} in tie-stalls. {Sixty commercial dairy farms|60 commercial farms|A total of sixty commercial dairy farms|Sixty dairy farms that are commercially owned} (30 with loose {and|housing and|housing systems and|housing, and} 30 with {tie-stall housing system|tie-stall housing systems|tie-stall-style housing|tie-stall housing}) were {selected for evaluation|chosen for evaluation|selected to be evaluated|chosen to evaluate}{, using mainly animal-based measures| using mostly animal-based metrics| using mostly animal-based indicators| with a focus on animal-based measurements}{, as the applied| in the manner that the| according to the| and as per the} Welfare Quality (r) protocol {allows|permits} it. A total{ number|} of 2624 milking {cows were assessed|cows were evaluated|cows was evaluated|cattle were assessed} {in the winter period|during the winter time|in the winter months|in the winter season}. There were {significant|notable|substantial|some significant} {differences between the two|distinctions between two|variations between both|difference between these two} {housing systems|systems of housing} {for the majority of the|in the majority of} {parameters within|factors within|aspects of|variables within} the four {welfare principles|principles of welfare}{Significant differences were also found|There were significant differences|The two systems also had significant differences|Also, there were notable differences} {in terms of the mean|regarding the average|in the mean|with regard to the mean} {scores of the welfare criteria|score of welfare standards|values of each of the criteria|results of these criteria} {and principles|and guidelines|and the principles|as well as the basic principles}{, with the majority pointing| and the majority of them pointing| which showed the majority of people pointing| in which the majority pointed} {out the loose system as|that the loose system was|to the loose system as|the loose one as} {better|superior|more favorable}. Based on the {scores|results} of the four {principles,|principles|fundamentals,|principle,} {most of the farms with|most farms with|majority of farms with|the majority of farms that had} {loose housing|houses that were loose|homes that are loose|open housing} were {classified as enhanced|classified as improved|classified as better|categorized as higher}{, while| and| while} {the majority of the|the majority of|most} tie-stall farms were {acceptable|considered acceptable|deemed acceptable|in the acceptable range}. The {results show that the|results indicate that the|results reveal that the|findings show that} welfare{ quality|} {of dairy cows|for dairy cattle|that dairy cows enjoy|in dairy animals} is {greatly|heavily|significantly} {influenced by|affected by|dependent on} the housing system{, and| and|. It also shows|. This means} {that the loose|that a loose|that a loose housing|the loose} system is {more advantageous|better|superior|more beneficial} {when it comes to the|in terms of|in regards to the|with regards to} {feeding, housing and behaviour|diet, housing, and behavior|food, housing and behavior|eating, housing and behaviour} {of the dairy cow|that dairy cattle|for the cows that milk it|and behaviour of dairy animals}.


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Materials and methods

The farms

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{Welfare assessment|Assessment of welfare|Evaluation of the welfare|Assessment of wellbeing}

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{Results and discussion|Discussion and results}

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How NZ post bags make parcel packing a breeze Introduction




How NZ post bags make parcel packing a breeze Introduction

If you’re like most people, you hate having to pack your parcels. You probably spend hours trying to get everything just right, and then the last thing you want to do is carry them all around. But that’s where post bags come in handy. They make parcel packing a breeze, and there are a lot of different styles available to suit your needs. Whether you need a large bag that can hold a lot of items or something more compact, NZ post bags are the perfect option. So why not give them a try next time you have to pack a parcel?


How NZ post bags make parcel packing a breeze:

NZ post bags have revolutionized parcel packing for New Zealanders. They are made from durable and lightweight materials, making them easy to transport and store.

  1. NZ post bags are made from durable and lightweight materials, making them easy to transport and store.


  1. They are perfect for smaller parcels, as they are well-ventilated and dividable.


  1. NZ post bags come in a variety of sizes, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.


  1. The zippered closure ensures that your parcels are secure while being transported.


  1. NZ post bags are easy to clean and maintain, making them a great option for everyone.


Benefits of using NZ post bags:

There are many benefits to using NZ post bags when mailing packages. Firstly, they are small and lightweight, so they are easy to transport. Secondly, they are made from high-quality materials that will not tear or fray easily. Lastly, NZ post bags come with a discreet stamp that guarantees delivery in time for the recipient’s needs.


Why NZ post bags are popular in New Zealand?

NZ post bags have become popular in New Zealand for a few reasons. Firstly, they are environmentally friendly as they can be reused multiple times. Secondly, they are affordable and last long. Thirdly, they are sturdy and durable making them perfect for everyday use. Finally, they come in a variety of colors and styles to suit everyone’s needs.


Final Words

NZ post bags are the perfect option for sending parcels and letters all over the country. With a variety of sizes, colors, and designs to choose from, there is sure to be one that fits your needs. So if you’re looking for a reliable and affordable mail system, look no further than NZ post bag!


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Prada Cologne Review | Perfume Elegance



Prada Cologne Review | Perfume Elegance

If you are in the market for a new perfume, you might want to consider Prada cologne. The leathery fougere scents are modern florals with a hint of spice. They’re a very seductive scent without being overly expensive. You can read our review of Prada cologne below. To get a feel for the fragrance, try spraying it on your skin before going out.

Prada cologne is a leathery fougere

If you’re looking for an affordable men’s cologne, you’ve probably considered the Luna Rossa collection. The Luna Rossa Cologne is a neo-fresh scent, and it is in the fougere family, with leathery notes and citrus, floral, and solid woody undertones. Compared to other men’s colognes, this one has a price tag between $100 and $120 for a full-sized bottle.

This fragrance was created by IFF Master Perfume online canada Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaim. It has a unique neo-fresh signature, which sublimates bergamot and vetiver notes into a luminous cocktail. The heart notes are composed of citrus and lavender, while the base is comprised of Carmel and Patchouli. This Prada cologne is a leathery fougere that is perfect for both men and women.

It is a modern floral

If you’re looking for a new fragrance, try Prada Candy, which was launched in August 2011. This scent contains an elegant blend of musks on top, a balsamic vanillic accord of benzoin in the heart, and a sweet modern caramel at the base. Whether you’re wearing this cologne on a romantic date or attending a business event, it is sure to turn heads.

La Femme Prada is a modern floral fragrance, paying homage to a surprising flower – Frangipani. This fragrance also contains notes of Ylang-Ylang, beeswax, vanilla, tuberose absolute, and feminine vetiver. It is a modern floral scent that complements both a man’s stylish style and his refined taste. It is available only in the United States.

It is a seductive fragrance

The Exclusive Scents line by Prada is a modern interpretation of classic scents. Each scent uses the finest ingredients from Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. Each perfume is unique in its own sensual identity. Prada cologne is the perfect scent for a date or a night out. The collection features ten exclusive fragrances, each with its own sensual identity. Prada cologne is one of the most popular fragrances in the world and is a staple of many luxury fashion houses.

Amber Pour Homme is the first Prada scent for men, and was a hit when it first debuted in 2006. This sexy fragrance mixes classic notes with a modern twist, defining the brand in menswear. Another cologne from Prada, Amber Intense, intensifies the classic amber scent. It opens with bergamot, cardamom, and neroli and features notes of musk, patchouli, and vetiver.

It is not overly pricey

Prada colognes are not overly expensive and can be purchased online. There are different scents and price points. Prices range from $30 to $90. Some fragrances are overpriced while others are inexpensive. Prada colognes are not necessarily the best quality. Listed below are some of the fragrances you should try. Some of them are also a little bit offensive.

Cargo de Neroli opens with floral and neroli notes, then transitions to a warm amber scent with whispers of black pepper. There is also a woody undertone to round out the scent. It’s not a super masculine scent but it does have a sexy, sophisticated appeal. Those in the twenty-and-up age range will like it. This is a great scent for office wear.

It is a statement cologne

It is a luxury brand known for its elegant designer clothing and bags, but Prada’s colognes are actually one of their cheapest products. Unlike their luxury perfumes, Prada fragrances are affordable, yet still have luxurious notes. The range of Prada fragrances for men spans from classic fragrances to exotic scents. The result is an olfactory experience worthy of walking the red carpet.

The scent is extremely fresh and pleasant, not too sweet or sexy, and does not linger long. It smells best on a white shirt and lasts for up to 12 hours. Men who want a masculine scent can try Prada L’homme, which is a great fragrance for the office or warm days. It lasts up to 12 hours, making it perfect for everyday wear.

It is a classic fragrance

The original L’Homme and La Femme colognes were introduced by Prada in 2006, but its recent introduction of Amber Intense has changed the way men and women smell. Its classic notes of bitter orange, patchouli, and musk are given a modern twist, and the perfume has been compared to the scent of a former flame. The fragrance has a sweet, sensual smell that is not too heavy.

Prada’s Candy scent captures the spirit of unbound freedom after dark. It contains a blend of orange, bitter orange, neroli, vanilla, and white musk. Amber is the star of the fragrance, but this modern version is not overly heavy. The fragrance will last a long time on the skin, making it a versatile choice. It’s also an incredibly classy choice for a man’s cologne.

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How to Use SMS Surveys for Marketing Research



Want to learn How to Use SMS Surveys? Well, this article is for you!

As we all know, the best way to keep your customers coming back is to give them something they want. And the best way to get people to want what you have is through a survey. Surveys are one of the most effective ways for businesses to get their message out there and gain insight into how their products or services are being used. The key here is that you don’t just need to go out and ask people what they think about your product or service — you have to use surveys as a part of your marketing strategy. 

Whether you’re running a traditional business or an online company, using surveys for marketing research can help increase brand recognition, drive engagement and retention amongst your customers, and ultimately lead to more sales. 

To send bulk sms and get response from the receivers, you can use short code Canadian service at a reasonable price!

However, read on for everything you need to know about using SMS surveys for marketing research!

How to Use a Survey for Marketing Research

Surveys are a quick and easy way to get feedback on your product or service. If you decide to use surveys for marketing research, you must make sure that you are offering a valuable and interesting survey. What’s more, you also need to make sure that your survey is relevant to your customers and meets certain quality criteria. 

This is why it’s important to do market research first before you start creating surveys. To get the most out of surveys for marketing research, you will need to have a clear goal in mind. This will help you to choose the right questions to ask and provide the information you need. Getting respondents to answer your survey quickly and accurately is also essential.

Why Use a Survey for Marketing Research?

For many companies, the key to growing their business is to get more customers on board. This can be done through a variety of different channels, including but not limited to: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Google Plus Podcasts Video

How to Run a SMS Survey

To run a survey for marketing research, you will need a smartphone app that is capable of sending and receiving text messages. Many of these apps are free and easy to use. 

There are many different types of surveys that you can choose from, like open-ended and short-answer. If you’re interested in learning more about using survey apps for marketing research, feel free to check out our dedicated guide.

Goal of a SMS survey

When someone accepts a survey, you want to make sure that they are actually interested in what you have to say. This is why it’s important to choose the right goal for your survey. 

This can be difficult because many surveys focus on a wide range of topics, making it hard to know where to focus your survey. The best approach is to choose a goal that is relevant to your product or service, but also makes sense for your customers. For example, if your survey focused on customer service issues, you would want your survey to guide you towards the right question.

LiveConducting an Online and a Text-Based Survey

When it comes time to conduct your online and a text-based survey, you will want to make sure that you are using surveys that are live. This means that the questions you are sending out will actually be answered by the respondents. 

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your data, you can always subcontract out the actual survey-completion. This is a quick and easy way to gain insight into how your customers are actually using your product or service.


The best way to get more customers on board with your products or services is through a survey. Surveys are quick and easy ways for businesses to get their message out, and they can do so while gaining insight into how their products or services are being used. 

The key here is to make sure that you use surveys that are relevant to your customers, and meet certain quality criteria. These will help you to gain a better understanding of your customers, and ultimately increase retention among your customers.

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